Safety Net
New Census Data

Gradually raising the overtime salary threshold to $984 per week would provide millions of workers with overtime protections, with little risk of reducing the flexibility of their work time. Read the report

Any involuntary job loss inflicts significant economic damage to workers. But there is no sign that longer periods of unemployment permanently damage the employability or productivity of workers suffering through them. Read the report

Unemployment insurance (UI) is a crucial component of the American social safety net, but since 2010, the share of unemployed workers receiving UI benefits has eroded to one of its lowest points in decades. View the snapshot

EPI’s analyses of new Census data examine the state of the recovery from the Great Recession and its aftermath and what the numbers mean for America’s families. Read more

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